Actor Ali Fazal after impressing the audience with his performances in Victoria and Abdul and Fukrey Returns recently is all geared up shooting his next film a romantic drama Milan Talkies being directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Currently, the shooting is in progress in Lucknow which happens to be Ali’s hometown. Ali grew up as a child in Lucknow living with his grandparents. He did his schooling in Dehradun and went to college in Lucknow. Before his stint in Bollywood, Ali was an active member of the school and college cultural programs in Lucknow. After shifting to Mumbai while pursuing his academic Ali got himself enrolled in theatre and did multiple plays as a lead actor. Till the time he finished his graduation, he turned himself into a professional actor in the theatre scene and understood the nuances of theatre acting very well.
Ali got his first major break into films while performing a play in Prithvi theatre. His connection with theatre is quite special and hence he is all set to spend a day with theatre actors and writers in his hometown Lucknow. Many aspirant actors from Lucknow look after him as an ideal and often reach out to him through emails and social media for guidance and break into Bollywood. Ali will be meeting up a set of theatre actors and writers soon to understand the theatre scene in Lucknow and give them a fresh perspective on things outside of the city. Often these actors and writers end giving up their dreams with no proper guidance. Ali is shooting for a film in Lucknow for the first time and he wants to use this time to impart best of his knowledge to these aspirant actors and writers for their big ticket into the entertainment industry.